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Famous Children’s Book Authors Who Were Actually Very Racist

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Readers Beware: This will ruin your childhood

When you think back to things you loved and held dear as a child, what comes to mind? Most likely: toys and games, television shows, and books. From Dr. Seuss to Magic Tree House to Goosebumps, a good childhood book sticks with you well into adulthood and eventually parenthood. Like you love the actors and actresses in your favorite movies, you loved the characters and authors of your favorite books.

The authors you love and idolize may not be as great as you think. Turns out… Some of the best, most respected children’s book authors were actually messed up people. The rose-colored-glasses image you have of your favorite authors might be shattered after this.

 

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